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    too many nuts?

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    I think I'm eating too many. Any insights? I don't think I have a nut allergy per se and the calories eh.

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    Depends on how many you consider to be too many? Also, are you preparing them properly-buying raw and then soaking? I think if they're properly prepared, and you still have room in your diet to get all your other nutrients, then go nuts
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    Depends on the quantity, the type of nut, and how they're prepared.

    Almonds roasted in seed oil? Blargh
    Macadamia nuts that have been soaked and dried? A decent snack

    Personally, I stay away from nuts in general, I find them to be empty snack foods in most cases. It'd be great if I could grab a few here and there, but it always ends up as a couple handfuls several times a day.
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    I'm a sucker for cashews but they ended up being my biggest PUFA contributor, so I cut them out.

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    I'm sure the calories aren't going to hurt you... but isn't it a lot like cannibalism in your case?

    BTW... is there a way anyone can assess the amount of nuts you are eating if you never even state the type/quantity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    I'm sure the calories aren't going to hurt you... but isn't it a lot like cannibalism in your case?


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    I love eating all kinds of nuts, but I can't control myself around them so I've had to cut them out.
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    Yeah I need the calories but come on you all- I'm pretty little and otoh no, I don't need the calories. I'm a hard gainer and will start a thread on that where we, the hard gainers can commiserate away from all of you. It's almond butter, like in a jar. I pour the oil off but something tells me it's not good for me.

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    you want to keep the oil in, honestly.

    are you eating too many nuts? I don't know. I don't know how much you are eating in so far as percentage of calories, nor do I know what the rest of your diet looks like, nor do I know whether or not your body reacts negatively toward nuts, etc.

    you can choose to not eat nuts, or to eat less, if you wish.

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    I'm eating much fewer nuts since I started IF'ing. I was a serial snacker, but IF'ing has de-stimulated my between meal appetite.

    I buy them raw, soak for 6-9 hours in sea salt solution, then slow bake. I think the commercial roasting oils are worse than the nuts themselves.

    Some paleos don't like eating too many nuts based on some chemical anti-nutrients and the argument that seeds have poisons to protect themselves.

    I'm sceptical of this. I think common sense dictates that early people in cold climes must have stored nuts over the winter for survival. That means they ate a lot of them and that means our systems are adapted to them.

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